Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tigerville, S.C.—Crusaders fall 68-57 to an athletic Limestone team despite holding a four point lead at halftime.

The Crusaders only trailed once in the first half by one point and built a lead of seven with 8:31 left in the first period. North Greenville upheld the lead for nine minutes of the second period before the Saints took their second lead of the game with 10:54 left in the game. The Crusaders would tie the game at 48 with 8:54 left however Limestone would take control of the game and go on to win by 11.
The Crusaders were lead by Paul Harrison who scored 15 points and collected 6 rebounds, and Kyler Vitko who registered a “double-double” scoring 12 points and collecting 13 rebounds. Collectively, the Crusaders shot a meager 5 of 19 from three, and 20 of 49 from field.

"Offensive rebounding was the difference in the game,” said head coach Chad Lister after the game, “You can't give teams like Limestone mulitple looks at the basket. We had a nice game plan, held them to 30% shooting from the field, but had no answer for their rebounding tenacity tonight."
The Crusaders hit the court again December 10th against Warren Wilson College